Karma at Work

Prayer for Lakshmi's Grace in Both Worldly and Spiritual Endeavors

Lakshmi is extolled as the source and substance of the entire universe. Therefore she blesses her devotees with abundance in a beautiful, worldly existence as well as a rich and fulfilling spiritual life.

A person immersed in the depths of your wisdom


Enjoys the fullness of a happy life


Blessed with a spouse, home, family, good friends,


And the banishment of debilitating sorrow.



O Supreme Lady,


Source of all auspiciousness,


You are unwavering,


All-pervading,


Constant,


Eternal,


And beyond all illusion.


Be gracious, O Lovely One.



Mistress of all,


Adored by all,


Existing beyond thought,


You are the Supreme Self.


It is you who bestow both


Worldly enjoyment and spiritual liberation.


Be gracious, O Lovely One.


-- From Praise-Song for the Lotus Goddess (Kamala Stotram), verses 15, 18, and 20, in Invoking Lakshmi: The Goddess of Wealth in Song and Ceremony, by Constantina Rhodes (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2010).

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